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George Washington, A Life

George Washington, A Life

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George Washington is the human story of a man who turned an impoverished childhood and the frequent humiliations at the hands of a mother he feared and the British generals he admired into a career of rebellion and creation. When he had worn out and nearly bankrupted his allies, Washington disbanded the victorious army he had forged, giving life to democratic

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George Washington is the human story of a man who turned an impoverished childhood and the frequent humiliations at the hands of a mother he feared and the British generals he admired into a career of rebellion and creation. When he had worn out and nearly bankrupted his allies, Washington disbanded the victorious army he had forged, giving life to democratic government. George III once said that if Washington could give up power, he would be the greatest man of the eighteenth century. And Washington did. Twice. Here, from award-winning historian Willard Sterne Randall, is the human story of America's Founding Father.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016627427
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
06/29/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1145
Sales rank:
133,133
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Willard Sterne Randall has won numerous awards, among them the National Magazine Award from Columbia School of Journalism for his articles on political corruption in Philadelphia. Benedict Arnold, Patriot and Traitor was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was named a Notable Book by The New York Times. After a seventeen year career as an award-winning investigative reporter, he completed graduate studies in history at Princeton University. Author of six prizewinning Founding Father biographies, most recently Ethan Allen, His Life and Times, Randall recently retired as Professor and Distinguished Scholar in History at Champlain College in Vermont, where he lives with his wife and frequent co-author, Nancy Nahra.

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George Washington, A Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Luke90210 More than 1 year ago
Williard Sterne Randall has put together a very humanized look at George Washington. The story explores his childhood and his rise as a military leader, and finally his rise to political success. The writing style is easy to read and the subject matter is fascinating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
George Washington, A Life is a very well written book. The book flows at an easy pace. The story provides great insight into the life of George Washington, from childhood to president.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Willard Sterne Randall has written an excellent biography of our first president. Many years ago I attempted to read an abridged version of Douglas S. Freeman's biography of Washington but stalled and never finished it. I did read James Flexner's The Indispensable Man and his volume on Washington in the Revolution and found them to be very good. Randall really humanizes a figure that many authors portray as remote and sphinx-like. I found his accounts of Washington the farmer and plantation owner to be outstanding. His take on Washington's evolving view of slavery is also illuminating. And who knew that George was interested in improving the quality of American mules? Another interesting Washington book is Blooding At Great Meadows by Alan Axelrod. He concentrates on Washington the French and Indian War commander and shows how his experiences in that role influenced him during the Revolution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good book, but I have never purchased a Nook book with so many grammatical errors. Deleted apostrophes, misplaced periods etc. I don't know if this was a result of converting to Nook or if the hard cover book was equally bad. In a few instances I never could figure out the sentences.
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This is accurate and interesting. But there were many grammatical and capitalization and spelling an other errors. Some editing would have done some good but overall it is a good book and a reliable source. Used it for history assignment and it was very helpful.
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Gaorge washington is my great great great graet u know my grand father and in my basement it says his wife is acauly part of my family and cause robert e lee is my uncle u know and bye ps i love him and hes ralitive to me and im half indian not lieing